- Code ASTR4006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Areas of interest Astronomy and Astrophysics, Science
This course is usually offered every even year (eg 2018)
The course begins with an overview of galaxies at all redshifts in the Universe, introduces the basic tools for their study and proceeds to analyze the properties of disk, elliptical and dwarf galaxies, as well as discussing the formation of galaxies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the whole field of galaxies, including descriptive material and advanced dynamical concepts.
- Undertake dynamical analysis of various galactic situations, Including analytical and numerical techniques.
- 4 x assignments (100) [LO 1,2]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 5 hours of lectures and tutorials per week
- Approximately 70 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, tutorials and assignments, (average 5 hours of work on assignments per week).
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsGalactic Dynamics, Binney, J. and Tremaine, S, Princeton 2008 (2nd ed).
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